Cardinal Down San Jose State 20-17 - Match Report
San Jose State was unable to contain Stepfan Taylor on Friday and the result was a 20-17 Week 1 loss against the Cardinal.
Bettors who backed the Cardinal were disappointed, as they failed to cover the closing number of 26.5. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go UNDER the closing total of 49.5.
Josh Nunes completed 16 of 26 pass attempts for 125 yards for the Cardinal in the win. He did not throw an interception in the game.
Blake Jurich rushed for 32 yards for San Jose State, while De'Leon Eskridge added 30 yards. David Fales threw for 216 yards for the Spartans, while receivers Noel Grigsby and Peter Tuitupou had 92 and 43 yards respectively.
Stanford was outgained by San Jose State 288-280 yards in Friday's match, while the important battle of first downs was won 18-15 by the Cardinal.
Stanford led the time of possession tally, as the game finished as a 30:32/29:28 split in that important category.
Next game, Stanford takes its act home to face Duke looking for another win. For San Jose State, they head home to face UC Davis.